Andhra-Christian College

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Andhra Christian College
A C College
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Latin: Collegium Andhra Christianus
Motto Latin: Et Cognoscetis Veritatem Et Veritas Liberabit Vos. English: ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.
Established 1885
Type College
Chancellor President, Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church(AELC)
Principal Dr P Mutyam
Location Guntur City, Andhra Pradesh, India
16°17′47.8″N 80°26′33.1″E / 16.296611°N 80.442528°E / 16.296611; 80.442528Coordinates: 16°17′47.8″N 80°26′33.1″E / 16.296611°N 80.442528°E / 16.296611; 80.442528
Campus Urban
Affiliations

The Andhra Christian College or A.C. College, is one of the oldest colleges started in 1885 India. AC College is part of the educational enterprise of the Protestant churches. The college admits intermediate, under-graduate and graduate students and awards degrees through the Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjunanagar to which it is affiliated.

Saint George is the patron saint of the College. At the entrance of the college a statue of the patron saint's image slaying the dragon is found.

Elected officials of the Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church administer the college.

Motto[edit]

In Latin, the college motto is Et Cognoscetis Veritatem Et Veritas Liberabit Vos English translation "Ye shall know the truth: and the truth shall set you free".[1]

History[edit]

It was established in 1885 in Guntur City, one of the first colleges in India to offer graduate programs. Missionaries from the U.S.A of the Protestant traditions established the college.

The then United Lutheran Church in America (ULCA) through Rev. Fr. John Christian Frederick Heyer (known as Father Heyer) established the Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church on 31 July 1842[2]

Administration[edit]

Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church (AELC) through its Board of Education administers the college.

The college consists of three entities:

  • Day College
  • Evening College
  • College of Law

Courses offered[edit]

Main campus

Intermediate[edit]

Pre-university or Intermediate courses are offered by the college. The college is affiliated to the Board of Intermediate Education, Hyderabad, a regulatory authority for pre-university courses in Andhra Pradesh.

The following course combinations are available:

Graduate programmes[edit]

Post-graduate programmes[edit]

Master of Science (M.Sc.) Chemistry and Zoology

Notable alumni[edit]

Business

In the U.S.A

Zoology

  • Sri. Late. Prof. Sudarsanam John Prasadarao ( Former head of the Zoology Dept. A.C.College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India ), B.Sc ( Honors )/ Andhra University (Zoology), Waltair, Andhra Pradesh, India, Ed.S / Pittsburg State University / Pittsburg / Kansas, U.S.A
  • Smt. Dr. Prof. Sudarsanam Bharathi Prasadarao, B.Sc ( Zoology )/ A.C.College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India ), M.Sc ( Andhra University, Waltair, Andhra Pradesh, India ), Ph.D in Biology ( P&CB )/ University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.A ( LWF Scholar ), Post-doctoral research in neuro-science at the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A
  • Sri. Sudarsanam Samuel Satyaswarup ( Inter ( BiP ) ( 1973 ) B.Sc (ZBC) /1976, A.C.College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India), M.Ed / 1977 ( A.L.College of Education,Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India), MS-Education (C & I) / Computer and Information Sciences (CIS (1982)( University of Oregon / Eugene / Oregon, USA
  • Sri. Sudarsanam Neelambar Premsagar ((Inter ( BiP/1974 ) (B.Sc/1977)(ZBC)) A.C.College / Guntur / Andhra Pradesh, India, BSC (SPA / 1983) University of Oregon / Eugene / Oregon, USA, Pittsburg State University ( BSN / 1986 AND BBA / 1997 ) Computer Science-Information Systems and Business Administration ) Pittsburg State University/Pittsburg/Kansas/USA
  • Smt. Jiwanlal Shiloh Sreelatha ( Inter / BIP, A.C.College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India ), BS ( Bethany college, Lindsborg, Kansas, USA, BSN ( Creighton University, Omaha / Nebraska /USA ), MSN / Psych - Behavioral Health / ARNC - NP, Wichita State University / Wichita / Kansas / USA

'Education

  • Dewan Bahadur T. S. Paulus[3]

Film

Literature

Politics

Theology

Victor Premasagar, the Old Testament Scholar who went on to study at the University of Cambridge

Cameo appearence[edit]

Pilla Zamindar, Telugu movie was done shooted in the college. But named as Mangamma memorial college, Siripuram in the movie

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ John 8:32 [1]
  2. ^ Luther Richardson, Kolluri, Rev., Towards Self-Reliance, p. xi, Editorial by Rev. Dr. D.V. Daniel
  3. ^ T.S. Paulus served as Principal and was also War Advisor to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru[2]
  4. ^ The Story of Serampore and its College [3] IVth edition 2006, Appendix VI, pp. 177-179
  5. ^ Rev. Dr. Dass Babu is a disciple of Premasagar
  6. ^ Dr. Luther Paul presently heads a Seminary in Hyderabad Andhra Christian Theological College
Further reading